BRITISH sweet maker Trebor Bassett, a subsidiary of chocolate and soft drinks giant Cadbury-Schweppes, said yesterday it would shed 509 jobs with the closure of two factories. The decision to close the two factories at Colchester and Maidstone by the summer of 2000 forms part of a programme to make the group more competitive, the company said. After the closures, the company will make sweets from four sites, instead of its current six. Factories at Sheffield and Chesterfield will benefit from the transfer.
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Trebor sheds 500 UK jobs